From Vik to Kirkjubæjarklaustur (Iceland, day 4)


East of Vik you will find the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve with the beautiful arch and from where you can see the glacier, the sea coast, the lightroom (now a hotel) and the nesting colonies of seabirds!

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From this place you will have a great look to the black sand beach and the Reynisfjara shore with its basalt steps columns. The cliffs west of the beach are home to many seabirds, most notably puffins which burrow into the shallow soils during the nesting season.

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The first rain drops came just in time before we left the black sand beach Vik and driving further.


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Drive across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and the wonderworld of Eldhraun the largest lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time which is  now completely covered by moss. Don’t step on the moss, and drive to the viewpoint which has just been prepared for you, you will not miss it! Looks like another planet! 🙂

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A few kilometers before the small village Kirkjubaejarklaustur you enjoyed a walk above the Fjaðrárgljúfur, a narrow and beautiful canyon. Really worth to have a lot at this incredible place.

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